arrive at your next BBQ bearing this great Hotdog Cake and see how quickly you’re ushered through the crowd…
The ultimate vegetarian friendly frank and fries that’s as fun to make as it is to eat
It’s perfect for a summer beach party, barbecue or 4th July gathering.
All you need to complete your party theme are some super cute, co-ordinating party supplies.
- preparing cake pans
- crumbcoat a cake
what you’ll need:
novelty cakes – hotdog cake
- one loaf cake for the bun – choose a lighter color, firm style of cake for carving shapes like this
- one 6″ round or square layer of pound cake for the fries
- yellow, brown, ivory and red paste food colors
- buttercream frosting
- light corn syrup for the ketchup
- aluminum foil
- cake plate or board
here’s how to do it…
novelty cakes – hotdog cake
1. Bake your loaf cake and one layer of pound cake in either a round or square pan, whatever you have. Only fill to about 1/4 full for the layer – this will be used to make the fries.
2. Use a serrated knife to carve a little off each corner, rounding as you go. Cut a channel down the middle of the cake so the frank, weiner, whatever you call it has a place to live later on. Save the piece you cut out – this will make the frank for your hotdog.
3. Crumb coat the ‘bun’ and ‘weiner’ cakes and refrigerate for an hour or so.
4. Cut the single layer of pound cake you baked previously into 6″ long french fries and place on a baking tray, under a hot broiler for about 1-2 minutes, until golden brown. Watch them closely – they go from golden brown to burnt pretty quickly if you’re not careful. Turn and repeat on remaining three sides.
5. Frost the ‘bun’ in medium-light brown buttercream. You can achieve this color using yellow and brown paste food colors.
6. Mix a darker brown by adding cocoa powderto the buttercream. Frost the ‘weiner’ all over.
7. Crumple a large sheet of foil and stick to a cake board or plate with frosting so it doesn’t move around. Place the hotdog bun to one side of the plate and stick down with frosting. Add the ‘weiner’ and patch any areas of frrosting that need it. There will be some – trust me!
8. Make some relish by cutting green gummy type candies into small dice and rolling in granulated sugar – this stops them sticking to each other. Make onion rings by cutting thin strips from white gummy candies and rolling in granulated sugar. Add the onions and relish to your hotdog. Mix a small amount of buttercream for the sesame seeds by using either yellow or ivory paste food color (ivory is better, if you have it). Pipe the sesame seeds onto the bun with a #4 tip.
9. Make some ketchup by mixing light corn syrup and red paste food color. Stack the fries, sticking them down as you go with small dabs of frosting to secure. Drizzle ketchup over the weiner and fries. Make some mustard by mixing buttercream with a little yellow and a just a tiny drop of brown paste food color. Use a #4 tip to pipe a line ketchup on top of the hotdog.
Your Hotdog Cake is done! Now go get a well deserved cup of coffee and sit back for a few minutes to admire your handiwork. Remember to take a picture while your masterpiece still looks perfect.